|Scientific Name||Platycerium bifurcatum|
|Principal Common Name||Elkhorn Fern|
|Description||The Elkhorn fern is an epiphyte, growing on the trunks and branches of trees. Each plant is composed of a mass of plantlets. A plantlet consists of a nest leaf 12-30 cm wide, lying against the bark of the host tree. The nest leaves of neighbouring plantlets overlap one another. The nest leaves become brown and papery with age.|
|Height Range||18 - 24 IN|
|Spread Range||24 - 36 IN|
|USDA Zones||10a : 10b : 11|
|Form||Epiphyte : Fern|
|Ease of Growing||Average|
|Light Preferences||Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Partial Shade|
|Soil Preferences||Mounted on Bark|
|Outstanding Features||Foliage : Form : Shade tolerant|
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